YMAC would like to extend a big congratulations to Janet Stewart, who was honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2012 Hedland NAIDOC Awards two weekends ago for her work mentoring Aboriginal chidlren.
Mrs Stewart is Nyangumarta woman and local teacher at South Hedland Primary School, where she teaches traditional language.
She has also helped to establish Nyangumarta dictionaries through the Wangka Maya Aboriginal Language Centre, and is strongly involved in several Indigenous women's organisations such as the Mothers of Australia Shed, Pilbara Indigenous Women’s Aboriginal Corporation and Mothers Against Drugs.
We also congratulate all other nominees, finalists and award winners.
For more information about NAIDOC week 2012, visit the NAIDOC website.